com or dot net, which is the best domain name to settle for?
Dot com or dot net, which is the best domain name to settle for?
When seeking domain names most people get confused over whether
to settle for a dot com address or a dot net one. More so in recent
times when dot net addresses have risen in popularity and usage
on the net.
There are a few important facts that one needs to realize before
they opt for a dot net address. Quite often when people need to
commit the address of a website to memory, they will not remember
the dot net and the first place they will check is the given address
with a dot com ending. Many times when they do not find it there,
they will hardly ever think of using dot net to repeat the search.
That is a lost visitor and maybe even potential client.
What is even more worrying is that there is increasing evidence
to suggest that an increasing number of people end up at a website
after hearing about it either from a friend or acquaintance, or
by seeing an advertisement on Television or hearing about it on
radio or reading something about the site. When committing the website
address to memory very few will distinctly remember the dot net
address if that is the domain name that you have chosen.
Having said that, let us also appreciate the fact it is becoming
increasingly difficult for anybody to land a decent dot com address.
After years of use, there is hardly any short catchy name that you
can think of that will not have been already taken up.
Do not even mention search-engine key word friendly domain names
which will be virtually impossible to get. This is the reason why
folks often settle for a dot net address. Others do not even bother
to start their search with dot com domains. This is a big mistake
despite the unavailability of good dot com domains, which we have
Exhaustive efforts should be made to try and secure a dot com domain
before you give up and move to dot net. For example you can try
and search for abandoned domain names. In fact by making an effort
to be really creative and not hurrying the process, it is quite
possible to secure a reasonably good dot com domain.
You can be sure that it will be well worth the extra effort and
time you put into it. More so when you begin to seek traffic. Of
course if you just cannot get a dot com domain, a dot net one is
a good second choice.
About the Author
About the author: Chris
K. is a Technical Executive Writer for Website Source, Inc. http://www.websitesource.com.
His established writing skills coupled with experience in the website
hosting industry have provided internet professionals with marketing,
product and service ideas for many years.